Nikhil Kumar Mishra

New Delhi · India · +91 9560833097 · nkmishra1997@gmail.com

I am currently working as an SDE @Zomato. I am an active Open Source Contributor. I am excited about startups working in Fintech, Foodtech or OTT space. I like to participate in community events like talks, conferences, hackathons. Apart from work, you can find me playing my Ukelele, reading books or practicing Yoga.

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Experience

Software Development Engineer

Currently working as a part of the Payments team with the goal of making payments @Zomato secure, stable and scalable. Zomato is India's leading food ordering and dineout app and has a global presence in 24 countries across the globe.

June 2019 - Present

Software Engineering Intern

Western Digital

Developed a web app to reduce the plan-schedule-run time of various Hardware and Firmware tests by a significant factor. It also provides micro-level customization and data-insights to the Lab Manager. Key focus was on improving the UI and UX of the app.

June 2018 - July 2018

Open Source Contributor

Zulip

Zulip is an open sourced group chat app built to ease communications within large teams. Zulip combines the immediacy of Slack with an email threading model.
I worked on improving analytics and added few more metrics, improved integrations, wrote unit tests and reported new issues in the software.
My Contributions:

December 2017 - April 2018

Projects

Online Stock Market Simulator

Virtual Stock market Web App game played by more than 400 users concurrently. The game was in production over a span of 3 days.
Technology Stack: MongoDB | Express | Angular | NodeJS (MEAN Stack).
Previously Developed using Technology Stack: AngularJs | Django | AWS | nginx.

Online Quizzing and Treasure Hunt game

Quizzing web app game in which players were supposed to answer weird brainteasers. It was in production for a span of 5 days and played by more than 700 users.
Technology Stack: Django | MySQL | JavaScript | AWS | nginx

Vector: Amazon Alexa Skill

Developed an Alexa skill using Alexa skill kit to provide the transit commuters with the all the FAQs of the journey. I used AWS Lambda function to run Node.js script.

3D VR Website

Developed a VR website rendering a 3D model of my university campus. Used techniques like compression and caching to load the page faster.

Computer Vision Based Pickup Bot

A Computer Vision based Robotic System on identifying objects that can be differentiated by color and shape and then drop them to the destination via the shortest path avoiding obstacles.
Technology Stack: Firebird V | Python | OpenCV | AVR.


Publications

Gesture Recognition

Published a paper - D.K. Vishwakarma, S. Majithia, N.K. Mishra, "A unified framework for the recognition of raised finger in a static hand posture" IEEE International Conference on Recent Innovations in Signal Processing and Embedded System (RISE - 2017), Bhopal, India. 27th to 29th October, 2017. Implemented on the Massey University hand gesture recognition dataset and our own dataset with an accuracy of 96%.


Skills

Programming Languages

C++, C, Python, JavaScript, SQL, MATLAB

Technology Frameworks & Tools

Django, NodeJS, Angular, MongoDB, Git, OpenCV, AWS, LaTex

Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Continous Integration & Version Control System

Education

Delhi Technological University

Bachelor of Technology
Electronics and Communication

GPA: 8.35

Coursework: Algorithm design and analysis | Pattern Recognition | Soft Computing |Computer Vision | Signal Processing | Digital Image Processing

August 2015 - May 2019

Awards & Certifications

  • 2 nd Place - Smart India Hackathon

    Government of India

    1st runner up in World's largest hackathon, Smart India Hackathon - Software Edition.
    Proposed a solution and working prototype for the problems faced by Govt in achieving 100% Immunization of the population. Made working prototype consisting of an Android app working in offline and online conditions to facilitate vaccination, provide reminders and vaccination history. The prototype also consisted of an Admin Pannel to provide vital insights from the Big Data which will be collected by the android app.
    Technologies used - Nodejs | Android | MongoDB | Data Science

    March 2018
  • Richard E. Merwin Scholarship Award

    IEEE Computer Society

    Awarded to recognize and reward active student volunteer leaders who show promise in their academic and professional efforts. It is awarded to only 40 students all over the world annually. IEEE is the largest and most recognized technical organization in the world and this award is one of the most prestigious recognition for any student.

    December 2017
  • 3 rd Place - Fintech Innovation Hackathon

    DCB Bank

    Made a Cross Platform decentralized eKYC app based on block chain and won 3rd Prize for best use of BlobCity APIs.

    September 2017
  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Scholarship

    Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India)

    National Program of Fellowship awarded to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses. Selection is based on written test followed by personal Interview.

    April 2015

Interests

Apart from being a Software developer, I enjoy most of my time exploring the latest technology advancements and business developments.
I like to read books and follow a number of thiller and drama genre movies and TV Shows.